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The 2000 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

The 2000 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 103 NEWS AND V IEWS The 2000 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Edward L. Shirley St. Edward’s University The annual meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies met in Nashville on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 2000. This year’s papers addressed the theme “Beyond the Usual Alternatives in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue,” with usual alternatives being the categories of exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism. The first session was held Friday afternoon. The first presenter, Terry Muck, spoke from a Christian perspective. He first addressed the adequacies of these three cate- gories. Were these legitimate categories? Were they the only categories? Were there better ways to categorize theoretical positions involving the truth claims of the other? Terry suggested first that it seemed unnecessary to expand these three categories to include a fourth or fifth. Nor did he feel that it was necessary to do away with said categories altogether. He proposed, rather, that we make use of these three categories as helpful but that we be careful not to use them to label people. Indeed, he sug- gested, the same person might be inclusivist at one point in the dialogue http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Buddhist-Christian Studies University of Hawai'I Press

The 2000 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies

Buddhist-Christian Studies , Volume 21 – Jan 1, 2001

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2001 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9472

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BCS 21 pp. i-viii, 1-164 12/5/01 6:24 PM Page 103 NEWS AND V IEWS The 2000 Meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Edward L. Shirley St. Edward’s University The annual meeting of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies met in Nashville on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, 2000. This year’s papers addressed the theme “Beyond the Usual Alternatives in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue,” with usual alternatives being the categories of exclusivism, inclusivism, and pluralism. The first session was held Friday afternoon. The first presenter, Terry Muck, spoke from a Christian perspective. He first addressed the adequacies of these three cate- gories. Were these legitimate categories? Were they the only categories? Were there better ways to categorize theoretical positions involving the truth claims of the other? Terry suggested first that it seemed unnecessary to expand these three categories to include a fourth or fifth. Nor did he feel that it was necessary to do away with said categories altogether. He proposed, rather, that we make use of these three categories as helpful but that we be careful not to use them to label people. Indeed, he sug- gested, the same person might be inclusivist at one point in the dialogue

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Buddhist-Christian StudiesUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 1, 2001

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